Day: May 27, 2014

143. Citizen of the Year Sue Randall Shares Her “Suenami” Secret

 She may have received Barrington’s 2014 Citizen of the Year award, but Sue Randall has no plans to slow down now that she has this top honor plus the Barrington Area Development Council’s prestigious plaque to hang on her wall.
The Barrington mother-of-four has served as middle and high school PTO presidents, Chairman of the PTO President’s Council and Fox Point neighborhood President. She has held leadership roles within the Barrington Junior Women’s Club and Barrington Reads, is on the auxiliary board of the Jeffrey Pride Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research and her team was the leading Avon Cancer Walk fundraiser for five years running.
Sue is also setting new records leading her team in the ALS Walk for Life on behalf of Paul Launer, a Barrington father suffering from ALS.  Since 2012, Sue has been helping Paul by writing down messages he wants to leave behind for his two young daughters.
BADC board member, Bob Lee, says Sue’s depth and breadth of experience made her a clear choice for this year’s 40th Barrington Citizen of the Year award, which was announced at the Barrington Area Development Council’s annual dinner last week.
“A lot of people refer to Sue as ‘The Suenami’ because she is such a powerfully positive force in how she approaches life.  I think one of Sue’s true strengths is her ability to rally the troops. People want to join Sue because she makes any task, as difficult as it is, fun with her quick wit, her humor, her big smile and her passion.”
With such strong words of praise, I just had to pick up the phone to ask Sue about the award (which she says came as a complete surprise) and her plans for the future.  Here’s what she shared……

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